Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. This degree is for students seeking support in related professions, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, military, technical laboratory work, or chemical sales. A professional option is available which is designed for students seeking employment as professional chemists or proceeding to graduate schools in pursuit of a M.S. or Ph.D. degree.

In addition, the department offers a Secondary Education- Chemistry degree that leads to teacher certification and a Dual Degree program for students pursing an engineering degree. The Dual Degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from NGCSU and a Bachelor of Science in an engineering field from an area engineering school.

The department has five full time faculty and is well-equipped in chemical instrumentation.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY PROFESSIONAL

Core Curriculum Requirements 60 hours
All baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A MATH 1113 or MATH 2450
Area B no exceptions
Area C no exceptions
Area D Chemistry majors may not take CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, and 1212L.
MATH 2400 is strongly recommended.
Area E no exceptions

Area F. Courses Appropriate to the Chemistry Major 18 hours
CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L 8 hours
PHYS 1111, 1111L,1112, 1112L or
PHYS 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L
8 hours
plus one hour each from Areas A and D, or CHEM 1214

Advanced placement: Credit for CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212 and 1212L is available based on the ETS Advanced Placement Examination. See department head for details.

Courses Required for a Chemistry Major - 40 or 41 hours

CHEM 2734 / 2734 L 4 hours
CHEM 3441 and 3442 8 hours
CHEM 3541 and 3542 8 hours
CHEM 4244 4 hours
CHEM 4744 4 hours
CHEM 3911 and 4912 2 hours
Advanced Chemistry electives 4 hours
MATH 2400, 2450, 2460, or 2470 3 or 4 hours
Minimum Math Requirement - Math 2460
Modern Foreign Language 1002 3 hours

U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History Requirement

Military Science Requirement for Military Students - 12 hours

Electives: To bring the total number of credit hours to at least
120 hours exclusive of Physical Education activity courses.
At least nine of these hours must be upper division courses.

Requirements in addition to the - 120 hours:
Basic Physical Education Requirements - 3 hours
(Majors may choose either PHED 1000 or 3 activities courses)

Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)

Exit Requirement: Graduating seniors will be required to take an undergraduate assessment test in Chemistry and complete an exit questionnaire which allows the department to assess the chemistry program.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

Core Curriculum Requirements 60 hours
All baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU have as requirements the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A MATH 1113 or MATH 2450
Area B no exceptions
Area C no exceptions
Area D Chemistry majors may not take CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, and 1212L in Area D.
Math 2400 strongly recommended.
Area E no exceptions

Area F. Courses Appropriate to the Chemistry Major 18 hours
CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L 8 hours
Any two courses in biology or physics 8 hours
plus one hour each from Area A or D, or CHEM 1214 2 hours

Advanced placement: Credit for CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, and 1212L is available based on the ETS Advanced Placement Examination. See department head for details.

Courses Required for a Chemistry Major 40 or 41 hours
CHEM 2734 / 2734 L 4 hours
CHEM 3441 and 3442 8 hours
CHEM 3541 4 hours
CHEM 4744 4 hours
CHEM 3911 and 4912 2 hours
Advanced Chemistry electives 12 hours
MATH 2400, 2450, 2460, or 2470 3 or 4 hours
Minimum Math Requirement - MATH 2450
Modern Foreign Language 1002 3 hours

U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History Requirement

Military Science Requirement for Military Students - 12 hours

Electives: To bring the total number of credit hours to at least 120 hours exclusive of Physical Education activity courses. At least nine of these hours must be upper division courses.

Requirements in addition to the -120 hours:
Basic Physical Education Requirements -3 hours

Exit Requirement: Graduating seniors will be required to take an undergraduate assessment test in Chemistry and complete an exit questionnaire which allows the department to assess the chemistry program.

Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

Core Curriculum Requirements - 60 hours
All baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU have as requirements the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Students must work with the Department of Teacher Education to insure that the requirements for Teacher Certification are met, as well as with an advisor from Chemistry.

Area A MATH 1113 or MATH 2450
Area B no exceptions
Area C no exceptions
Area D Chemistry majors may not take CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, and
1212L in Area D.
Area E no exceptions

Courses for the Chemistry Major / Secondary Education Certification (79 hours)

Area F. Courses Appropriate to the Chemistry Major 18 hours
CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L 8 hours
BIOL 1107 & 1108 or PHYS 1111 & 1112 or
PHYS 2211 & 2212
7 hours*
Foreign Language 1002 3 hours

* One hour carry over to "Other Requirements"

Professional Education (courses required for certification) 39 hours
EDUC 2001 3 hours
EDUC 2002 3 hours
PSYC 2103 3 hours
CSCI 1200 3 hours
EDUC 3002 2 hours
EDUC 3003 / 3003L 3 hours
LART 3106 3 hours
EDUC 3540 3 hours
EDUC 4000 4 hours
EDUC 4101 3 hours
EDUC 4103, 4104, 4105 9 hours

Chemistry Content Courses
CHEM 2734, 2734L 4 hours
CHEM 3441 & 3442 8 hours
CHEM 3541 4 hours
CHEM 3911 1 hour
CHEM 4916 1 hour

Advanced Chemistry Electives - 4 hours

Total 22 hours

Minimum Math Requirement - MATH 2450
Other Requirements - Carry over from Area F. - 1 hour
U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History Requirement

Requirements in addition to the - 136 hours
Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)
Basic Physical Education Requirements- 3 hours
Military Science Requirement for Military Students - 12 hours

Exit Requirement: Graduating seniors will be required to take an undergraduate assessment test in Chemistry and complete an exit questionnaire which allows the department to assess chemistry program.

Requirements for a minor in Chemistry
CHEM 2734 - 4 hours
CHEM 3441 and 3442 - 8 hours
Upper division chemistry elective(s) - 4 hours

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY / ENGINEERING


North Georgia College & State University offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from NGCSU and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia; Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina; or Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong liberal arts background before completing the coursework in engineering at another institution. Typically, dual degree students attend NGCSU for three years and then the engineering school for an additional two years.

Dual Degree Requirements:

  1. Complete the credit hours at NGCSU shown in the requirements listed below (exclusive of physical education and military courses).
  2. Receive a recommendation from NGCSU's dual degree coordinator.
  3. Earn a grade point average which indicates the student could satisfactorily complete the degree requirements at the second institution.
  4. Complete a program at the second institution with the same number of credit hours as required of juniors and seniors enrolled in the standard curriculum for the degree at that school.
  5. If the official study program at the second institution includes electives and the candidate has excess hours at NGCSU, he/she may petition for the use of these excess hours as transfer credit. Transfer credits shall not amount to more than one half of the official study program.

Core Curriculum Requirements - 60 hoursAll baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU require the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of the core Areas A - E can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each of the Areas A - E. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F are shown on next page.

Area A MATH 1113 or 2450 (3 or 4 hours) 9 hours
Area B no exceptions 4 hours
Area C no exceptions 6 hours
Area D MATH 2450 or 2460, PHYS 2211, 2211L,
2212, 2212L or BIOL 1107, 1108
11 hours
Area E no exceptions 12 hours

Area F. Courses Appropriate to Major Field 18 hours
CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L - 8 hours

For students starting with MATH 1113:
MATH 2460, 2470, (2450 taken in Area D) - 8 hours
CSCI 1301 - 3 hours
(excess of 1 hour)

For students starting with MATH 2450:
MATH 2470 (2450 taken in Area A, 2460 taken in Area D) - 4 hours
CSCI 1301 - 3 hours
Carry over from Areas A and D - 2 hours
Elective - 1 hour

Courses required for the major - 30 hours
Chemistry

CHEM 2734, 2734L, 3441, 3442 12 hours
Choose from: CHEM 3541, 3542, 4841, 4842, 4744 6 - 12 hours
Mathematics/Computer Science 3 - 9 hours
Choose from: MATH 3000, 3650, CSCI 1302, 3100 3 - 9 hours

Physics

Choose from: PHYS 3111, 3411, 3610
Foreign Language Competency at the 1002 level
Physical Education Requirement - 3 hours
Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)

Recommended courses
Before transferring to the engineering school, it is recommended that dual-degree students take introductory engineering courses offered by NGCSU, such as Statics, Dynamics, Visual Communications, and Engineering Design.

COURSES OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I - 3 hours
Corequisite: Laboratory. First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry designed for allied health majors. Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, and molecular structure.

CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hour
Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1151.

CHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Survey of Chemistry I. Corequisite: Laboratory. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry designed for allied health majors.

CHEM 1152L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hour
Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1152.

CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I - 3 hours
Prerequisite: one year high school chemistry. Corequisite: laboratory. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature.

CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hour
Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1211.

CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry I. Corequisite: Laboratory. Continuation of Principles of Chemistry I. Second course of a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors.

CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hour
Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1212.

CHEM 1214 Critical Thinking in Chemistry - 1 hour
Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry I. Corequisite: Principles of Chemistry II. This course is for students enrolled in CHEM 1212 and will explore strategies for problem solving in Principles of Chemistry.

CHEM 2734 Analytical Chemistry - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry II. Corequisite: Laboratory. An introduction to the classical methods of quantitative chemical analysis. The laboratory will stress elementary statistics and titrations, as well as, the use of instruments such as spectrophotometers and the analytical balance.

CHEM 2734L Laboratory to accompany Analytical Chemistry - 1 hour

CHEM 3441K Organic Chemistry I - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Principles of Chemistry II. A study of the nomenclature, structure and stereochemistry, physical properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic molecules including derivatives such as alkyl halides and alcohols. Reaction mechanisms will be emphasized. The laboratory will stress modern microscale techniques and current separation technologies.

CHEM 3442K Organic Chemistry II - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I. Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Organic spectroscopy and the chemistry of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives and biological molecules will be emphasized.

CHEM 3541K Physical Chemistry I - 4 hours
Prerequisites: Principles of Chemistry II, Calculus I. Physics I and II and Analytical Chemistry strongly recommended. A study of properties of solids, liquids, and gases, solutions, and thermodynamics. The associated laboratory will emphasize quantitative measurements and statistical data analysis.

CHEM 3542K Physical Chemistry II - 4 hours
Prerequisites: Physical Chemistry I, Calculus II. Continuation of Physical Chemistry I dealing with the study of kinetics and quantum mechanics. The latter will include solution of the Schrodinger equation for atoms and molecules, vibrational spectroscopy, and bonding theory.

CHEM 3824 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II. An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry as they apply to pharmaceutical and biological systems. Representatives of various classes of drugs will be described in detail with respect to therapeutic indications, stability, structure-activity relationships, metabolism, mechanism of action and side-effects.

CHEM 3911 Junior Seminar (W) (O) - 1 hour
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Chemistry majors will be required to prepare and present a seminar in their junior year. Written and oral communication skills, literature search skills, and technology enhanced presentation skills will be emphasized.

CHEM 4244K Inorganic Chemistry (W) (O) - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry I. A course extending the study of Inorganic Chemistry begun in General Chemistry. Current theories of atomic structure, group theory, bonding theory, and crystal structures will be presented.

CHEM 4444K Advanced Organic Chemistry (W) - 4 hours
Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry II, Physical Chemistry I. An advanced study of theoretical aspects of organic reactions which will include molecular orbital theory and pericyclic reactions, kinetic isotope effects, linear free-energy relationships, and solvent effects. The lecture as well as the laboratory will emphasize data analysis and the independent use of the primary literature.

CHEM 4744K Instrumental Analysis - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II. An integrated classroom and laboratory course emphasizing the theory and practice of the instruments of the modern analytical laboratory. Topics include a variety of spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electrophoretic techniques.

CHEM 4841K Biochemistry I - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I. A general introduction to biochemistry followed by advanced discussion of biological macromolecules. Topics include nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and enzymes.

CHEM 4842K Biochemistry II - 4 hours
Prerequisite: Biochemistry I. An advanced study of metabolic processes. Topics include biological oxidations, electron transport, lipid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, and energy stachiometry.

CHEM 4912 Senior Seminar (W) (O) - 1 hour
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Chemistry majors will be required to prepare and present a seminar in their senior year. Written and oral communication skills, literature search skills, and technology enhanced presentation skills will be emphasized.

CHEM 4X26 Special Topics in Chemistry (where x = 2, 4, 5, 7 or 8 depending on topic) -
2 hours
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit. A two-hour course covering one of a variety of advanced topics which would be offered on a rotating basis. These could include Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Polymer Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, Group Theory, Coordination Chemistry, Separation Science, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

CHEM 4X00L Undergraduate Research (x = 2,4,5,7 or 8) 1-2 hours (6 hours maximum)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit. A variable credit, independent research project conducted under the supervision of a member of the department.

CHEM 4916 Internship in the Chemical Laboratory - 1 hour (3 hours maximum)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit. Student will assist with preparation, grading, and supervision of a laboratory section.

GEOL 1644K Introduction to Geology - 4 hours
An introduction to the physical, chemical, and environmental processes that shape the earth. Topics include: internal heat driven processes, such as rock and mineral formation, tectonism, and volcanism; external heat driven processes, such as mass wasting, weathering, and glacial/alluvial dynamics. The laboratory contains a significant field-trip component highlighting the geology of the northern Georgia region.

Engineering Programs

Regents Engineering Transfer Program

Qualified students seeking a bachelor of engineering degree may begin their college studies at North Georgia College & State University through the Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP). Upon successful completion of the pre-engineering curriculum, students may transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology to complete the degree requirements. It is expected that students in this program, like other Georgia Tech graduates, will normally require four to five and one-half years to complete the degree requirements, depending on their pre-college preparation, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and engineering major. This program is limited to Georgia residents only.

To be admitted to the Regents Engineering Transfer Program, a student must be a Georgia resident and;
* have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and have a combined SAT score of at least 1090 (including a minimum of 560 on the math and 440 on the verbal portions), OR
* have been admitted to an engineering program at Georgia Tech, OR
* if the initial admission criteria are not met, a student may enter the RETP after the end of the freshman year by completing the first chemistry and first physics courses and Calculus I and II with grades of B or higher and attaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

(These requirements are subject to change by Georgia Tech)

This institutionís faculty members work closely with Georgia Techís faculty to assure a curriculum which is well-coordinated with that of Georgia Tech. A specific time each year has been established for students to visit the Georgia Tech campus to meet with representatives of their anticipated majors.

Regents Engineering Transfer Program students who satisfactorily complete the pre-engineering curriculum and apply for transfer will be accepted to Georgia Tech. However, admission to the most popular majors, as for other Georgia Tech students, will be based upon overall grade point average, performance in the required prerequisite courses and availability of student spaces.

Each student's schedule should be discussed with the student's academic advisor before registration. While there is some flexibility in pre-engineering schedules, recommendations for schedules are given below. Note that there are two sets of recommendations, one for students starting with MATH 2450 the first semester and one for students starting with MATH 1113 the first semester. Students should be aware of the Core Curriculum requirements described elsewhere in this catalog. Military students will take Military Science courses in addition to their other courses.

For students starting with MATH 2450 (Calculus I) in the first semester:

First semester:
MATH 2450 Calculus I
CHEM 1211, 1211L Principles of Chemistry I
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering; (optional, but recommended)
ENGL 1101 English Composition I
Other courses from Core Area B, C, or E.

Second semester:
MATH 2460 Calculus II
CHEM 1212, 1212L Principles of Chemistry II
ENGR 1770 Visual Communications and Engineering Design; (for Aerospace, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering)
PHYS 2211, 2211L Principles of Physics I
ENGL 1102 English Composition II

Third semester:
MATH 3000 Differential Equations
MATH 3650 Linear Algebra
PHYS 2212, 2212L Principles of Physics II
ENGR 2751 Introduction to Mechanics; (for Aerospace, Civil, and
Mechanical Engineering)
Other courses from Core Areas B, C, and E.

Fourth semester:
MATH 2470 Calculus III
ENGR 3200 Dynamics (for Aerospace, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering)
Other courses from Core Areas B, C, and E.

For students starting with MATH 1113 (Precalculus) in the first semester:

First semester:
MATH 1113 Precalculus
CHEM 1211, 1211L Principles of Chemistry I
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering; (optional, but recommended)
ENGL 1101 English Composition I
Other courses from Core Area B, C, or E.

Second semester:
MATH 2450 Calculus I
CHEM 1212, 1212L Principles of Chemistry II
ENGR 1770 Visual Communications and Engineering Design; (for Aerospace, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering)
PHYS 2211, 2211L Principles of Physics I
ENGL 1102 English Composition II

Third semester:
MATH 2460 Calculus II
PHYS 2212, 2212L Principles of Physics II
ENGR 2751 Introduction to Mechanics; (for Aerospace, Civil, and
Mechanical Engineering)

Fourth semester:
MATH 2470 Calculus III
MATH 3650 Linear Algebra (if offered)
MATH 3000 Differential Equations (if offered)
ENGR 3200 Dynamics (for Aerospace, Civil, and Mechanical
Engineering)
Other courses from Core Areas B, C, and E.

Dual Degree Program

North Georgia College & State University offers a dual degree program in engineering, which provides students the opportunity to develop a strong liberal arts background before completing academic coursework at another institution. Dual degree program students normally attend North Georgia for approximately three years and then Georgia Tech, Clemson University, or Mercer University for an additional two years. Upon completion of study in this program, the successful student will receive a B.S. in an engineering field from Georgia Tech, Clemson or Mercer University in addition to a bachelorís degree from North Georgia College & State University.
The dual degree program in engineering is offered by the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science. For physics options see page 275-276. For mathematics options see page 235. For Chemistry options see page 128.

Courses In Engineering
Taught at North Georgia College & State University

ENGR 1000 Introduction To Engineering - 2 hours
What engineering is and what engineers do. The engineering approach to the solution of technical problems.

ENGR 1770 Visual Communication and Engineering Design - 3 hours
Introduction to visual communication, engineering graphics and visualization including sketching, line drawing, simple wire frame and solid modeling. Development and interpretation of drawings and specifications for product realization.

ENGR 2751 Introduction to Mechanics - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Physics 2211. Forces and moments; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; multiforce members; friction; stress and strain; axially loaded members, torsion, and bending of beams. Three lecture-recitations per week.

ENGR 3200 Dynamics I - 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGR 2751. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in one, two, and three dimensions. Work-energy and impulse-momentum concepts. Three lecture-recitations per week.